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07 December, 2023

Dubai 7s

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Dubai 7s
Last weekend, our joint BIS Abu Dhabi and NAS Dubai Nord Anglia Education Rugby Team participated in Dubai 7s. This is the first time two Nord Anglia Education schools have come together to form a ‘representative’ team and we are incredibly proud of all the boys who were selected to represent the school and the Nord Anglia Education group on the pitch.

Day one:

The boys started off Friday with their pool games against BSAK, JESS and Dubai Hurricanes.

They had a nervous start against BSAK with it being their first proper game together and lost 14-7 to BSAK.

They then started with a more gutsy performance against JESS, but ran out of steam at the end losing 21-5.

In our final pool game against Dubai hurricanes, they started to attack with more venom and show what they can actually do, but didn't stick to the systems and therefore left a lot of tries out there. They only ran out winners 5-0.

Day two (knockout rugby):

They started the morning on pitch 2 against Kings School Al Barsha, where they were ruthless in attack and defence. They played together as a team and supported each other well, running out winners in a 33-7 point game.

On to the semi finals they played against Repton school Dubai. They were going to have to dig deep for this one and work hard as a team. Their defence was resolute and was able to put pressure on the Repton team to make mistakes and capitalise on them to score 3 tries. Final score 17-5 to NAE.

Plate final:

On pitch 2, where the day started, is where the day would finish for the boys against the WSO Falcons.

It took a few minutes to get into the game, but after 2 tries were scored by NAE, the tries just kept coming. Excellent work rate and support as a squad helped them win the plate final with an impressive 40-7 win.

This is a huge statement for the future showing that we are a team that should be competing for the cup.

The most important thing is the boys had a great weekend and showcased themselves, their schools, and their families in the best way possible. They are a credit to their respective schools and it is the start of something exciting for the Nord Anglia Education Rugby programme.

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